Wilmette Police Nab Suspect In Burglary; Another Eludes Police

WILMETTE, Ill. (STMW) — An Evanston man has been charged with residential burglary after police reportedly caught him near the scene of a Friday burglary in north suburban Wilmette.

Creed V. McGee, 46, of 1936 Jackson Ave. in Evanston, spent the weekend in police custody before a Monday bond court hearing, Wilmette police Chief Brian King said.

Police are reviewing evidence recovered from several other area burglaries reported last week in connection with McGee, whom King said has an extensive criminal history.

A second subject in the Friday burglary in the 900 block of Oakwood Avenue is still being sought after fleeing the area in a Ford van that later was involved in a multi-vehicle collision. That suspect eluded police from Wilmette and other area departments on foot, despite help from a canine search team from the Skokie Police Department.

King said Wilmette officers caught McGee shortly after 5 p.m. Dec. 16 after being called to the Oakwood address to investigate a burglary in progress. When they arrived, two people ran away. Police caught McGee in the 400 block of 10th Street in Wilmette, then spotted the second person driving away.

Officers chased the van briefly, losing sight of it in the Village Center area.

In addition to the Oakwood burglary attempt during which McGee was caught, Wilmette police responded to eight residential and attempted residential burglaries last week, King stated. Most of them took place between dusk and 9 p.m. and four involved “in-press” calls, in which the burglars were interrupted by a neighbor or homeowner.

The burglaries and attempted burglaries took place in the 100th block of 16th Street, the 1200 block of Ashland Avenue, the 1800 block of Elmwood Avenue and the 700 block of Laurel Avenue, as well as the 200 block of Wood Court all in Wilmette. Two homes were hit on the 200 block of Beechwood Avenue in Wilmette as well.

King said police believe more than one burglary crew is active in the village, and will have additional patrols on the street during the evening hours.

He asked residents to call 911 to report suspicious activity in their area, including people walking around a house after dark; people or vehicles not from the block that have stopped there or have been going down alleys; and unfamiliar cars parked in front of houses that have been left dark.

He urged residents to leave lights on when they are not at home, especially after dusk, to make their residences appear occupied. If residents expect to be away from their homes, they can keep their homes from appearing empty by having a trusted neighbor take in mail and newspapers, and setting their alarm system before departing.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Doby

    Now sees here this mans is just minin his onws and bam hees bees black and in the area hees gots no stolden stuffs on hees but they sees hims guitees looks at hees face it says hees not the one this is miss take.

    • Yard Ape

      Not sure who you am, but you am be speakin’ ebonics better then your average simian, congrats!!! LOL !!!

      I’m sure all the liberal Wilmette residents will have pity on this poor negro.

      • Jim Hamilton

        Yard Ape did anyone get a count from over the weekend I was pulling for 9/9 I know 100% is crazy I’m just trying to be optimistic

      • Yard Ape

        @Jim – unfortunately no official numbers were ever posted!!!! As you can imagine, I’m quite disappointed as are many others. I have to wonder if this liberal rag news site is trying to tamper with the negro lottery by purposely not posting the figures.

        Thank you for your support. Let’s hope this coming weekend is “eventful”!!!!!

  • dan

    That sure is one ugly mofo.

  • Doby

    Thanks i no i has limeted ejukashun i do not go in skul i was teched at hom skul i just sounds out sum words but i bees sum abc not ful to no all i bees 47 in jan 1munth

  • Toonces

    Why does anyone move to Wilmette? The Evanston crime always has spilled over there.

  • Doby

    I wint ther to wilmette but the wind blu my big box away dat was the best mobel hom i evr oned so now i bees jus hang out at harison and kedzie stilin medidsine from Rush pashents

  • NWA



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